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Van Buren Community Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 

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Posted March 28, 2012

Do not send your child to this school! There is nothing but bullying at this school and the teachers and principal do nothing about it. We are moving to get out of this horrible place, home school if you have too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

Budget cuts or poor decision making?? This school flushed itself down the toilet by losing a great principal who could handle 2 schools on 1 salary and then "progressing" to getting a couple mediocre principals on 2 "great" salaries. What are we spending in fuel to keep 3 schools in 3 different towns? Ask VB, they blame fuel and budget cuts for all their problems. I used to be one of their biggest fans. Now I want to puke when I see how much of my property taxes go to them. Check out the news, VB doesn't know how to handle money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

I love this school! I attendended as a child, and now my children attend. This school does what's best for our kids, and I am proud to say we are part of the Van Buren School District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2008

I think that Douds Elementary Center is an outstanding school with an excellent administration, counselor & staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students47%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Math

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Iowa Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Iowa Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 81%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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14574 Jefferson St
Douds, IA 52551
Phone: (641) 936-4321

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